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Economic Trends and Impacts: Banking Sector Lending Behaviour and Efficiency in Selected ESCWA Member Countries, Issue No. 3 Economic Trends and Impacts: Banking Sector Lending Behaviour and Efficiency in Selected ESCWA Member Countries, Issue No. 3

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/7

This series presents an analysis of the macroeconomic and institutional developments in ESCWA member countries, with a view to identifying the key barriers to sustainable and equitable...

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Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: The Socio-economic Impact of Conflict-driven Displacement in the ESCWA Region Issue No. 1 Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: The Socio-economic Impact of Conflict-driven Displacement in the ESCWA Region Issue No. 1

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2009/2

Thirty-six per cent of displaced persons in the world are to be found in the ESCWA region, where conflict and war-driven displacement have resulted in 7.6 million refugees and 7.2 million...

Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2 Trends and Impacts in Conflict Settings: Conflict and MDGs, Issue No. 2

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2011/2

One additional year of civil war in an ESCWA member country causes a decline in per-capita GDP of about 17.5 per cent, which is marginally higher than in other countries.  It also causes...

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Economic Trends and Impacts: Foreign Aid and Development in the Arab Region, Issue No. 4

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/1

A comprehensive assessment of the relationship between foreign aid and development in the Arab region over the last three decades, this study defines the major trends in development assistance to...

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Economic Trends and Impacts in the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 2 arabic cover Economic Trends and Impacts in the ESCWA Region, Issue No. 2

E/ESCWA/EAD/2005/2

This study presents an analysis of financial developments in the region in the wake of the financial crisis in East Asia in 1997 and its aftermath, and in the context of the newly introduced...

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Trafficking of women and children in the Arab region: A regional perspective

E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/2

This publication examines the trafficking in persons within and among the countries of the ESCWA region, focusing on the primary victims of trafficking, namely: women and children. It...

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Arab Horizon 2030: Innovation Perspectives for achieving SDGs in the Arab Region cover (Arabic) Arab Horizon 2030: Innovation Perspectives for achieving SDGs in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2019/2



The publication explores innovation approaches and technological trends that bolster inclusive sustainable development and the achievement of SDGs in the Arab region by: 
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Disability in the Arab Region 2018 cover Disability in the Arab Region 2018

E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/1

This report presents and analyses statistics relating to the demographic characteristics and socio-economic situation of persons with disabilities in the Arab region. It is based on data from...

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Modern Human Resource Management: Participant’s File

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.7/Add.2

   This document is the participant’s file prepared in the context of the training workshop entitled “Modern Human Resource Management”, which included the program of meetings and details on all...

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​Modern Human Resource Management: Trainer’s Guide

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/Technical Paper.7/Add.1

   This document is the trainer's guide prepared in the context of the training workshop entitled “Modern Human Resource Management” that aims at introducing participants to the human resource...

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Study on Economic Statistics in the ESCWA Region: Sources and Methods

E/ESCWA/SD/2011/10


This study aims to identify available data sources for the issuance of economic statistics and national accounts estimates in ESCWA member countries, in order to assess the effective...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women: 1990-2004

E/ESCWA/WOM/2005/Technical Paper.1

This report explains the political framework, particularly the events of 1948-1967 and 1967-1987, the First Intifada, the Oslo Years and the Second Intifada. This period led to the serious...

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Social and Economic Situation of Palestinian Women

E/ESCWA/ECW/2012/Technical Paper.2

This report reviews the status of women and girls in Palestine during the period of January 2011-June 2012, focusing on developments in the social, economic and political rights of women. The...

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The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region, 2005 The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region, 2005

E/ESCWA/SCU/2005/3/Rev.1



The Millennium Development Goals were set within the framework of the Millennium Declaration, which was adopted in 2000. These MDGs constitute a set of eight time-bound and measurable...

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The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region 2007: A Youth Lens The Millennium Development Goals in the Arab Region 2007: A Youth Lens

E/ESCWA/EAD/2007/3

In addition to providing a regional review of the performance of Arab countries on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), this report highlights the complexity of the issues...

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Food Security and Conflict in the ESCWA Region

E/ESCWA/ECRI/2010/1

The Section for Emerging and Conflict Related Issues (ECRI) at ESCWA has prepared this study as part of a series of publications aimed at analyzing the socio-economic impact of...

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Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region (Arabic) Policy Recommendations on Cybersafety and Combating Cybercrime in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/TDD/2015/1

Technological advances, such as high Internet and mobile phone penetration and the availability and affordability of mobile broadband services, have led to a growing number of Internet users and...

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Impact of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: An estimation of the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy cover Impact of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: An estimation of the macroeconomic and fiscal impacts of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.2

In this paper, three models are presented to  capture five different effects of the Libyan crisis on the Tunisian economy: i) the impact of the presence of Libyans in Tunisia on aggregate demand...

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The impacts of the introduction of value added tax in Gulf Cooperation Council countries cover The impacts of the introduction of value added tax in Gulf Cooperation Council countries

E/ESCWA/EDID/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.3

This paper employs MIRAGE global CGE model to assess the implication of the implementation of a 5 percent Value added tax in the six GCC countries starting from 2018. The modelling simulation...

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Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Accountability in the Arab Region cover Institutional Mechanisms for Gender Accountability in the Arab Region

E/ESCWA/ECW/2017/TECHNICAL PAPER.3

The policy brief examines existing institutions in the Arab region and their role in holding various actors including the State and third parties accountable for discrimination against women in...

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